Sunday, June 17, 2018
Kansas Congressional Contender Brent Welder Talks WyCo Shooting & TYT
Brent Welder is the leading progressive candidate in the Democratic Party push against Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder.
MSM is pushing limp establishment Democratic Party candidates but Mr. Welder has garnered far more support and excitement among the younger, activist denizens of JoCo.
However, a recent statement from the upstart candidate caused controversy after the tragic shooting this week.
First, the offending e-mail blast line from the Brent Welder campaign:
"Our office in Wyandotte County was locked down because of a shooting a few blocks away at the courthouse.
"I’m grateful our staff and volunteers are safe, but two sheriff’s deputies were killed yesterday because someone who shouldn’t have had a gun had one. We’ve gone less than a month since we’ve had a major school shooting in this country. And I’m not even counting the other shooting victims from just our area this week.
"This has got to stop. Click now to sign on to our petition calling for Rep. Kevin Yoder to stop taking NRA and gun lobby contributions. He may say nice things, but he won’t do anything as long as he is in the pocket of the NRA."
To be fair, the Conservative response to this note was swift but also reveals that even the right-wing denizens of JoCo are starting to realize that Mr. Welder's campaign presents a serious threat to incumbent Congressman Yoder.
Here's a note sent our way by a right-wing JoCo leader and TKC reader:
"Astonishingly disgusting that any candidate would use the blood of murdered law enforcement personnel to pander to his campaign for Congress. This has to be the most egregious use of tragedy ever in elections . . ."
In better news for the Welder campaign . . .
BRENT WELDER RECENTLY EARNED A GUEST SPOT ON THE YOUNG TURKS AND NOW HAS THE POTENTIAL TO DRAW SUPPORT FROM PROGRESSIVES ACROSS THE NATION!!!
Seriously, you can tell the host Cenk Uygur likes the guy and really feels like the Bernie Bro contingent of the Democratic Party has the chance to score a major victory in the Kansas 3rd District contest.
Take a look:
You decide . . .